Has a Workplace Injury Changed Your Life?
Just about everyone goes to work thinking that they are in a relatively safe environment from the time they get there until the time they clock out.
Unfortunately, too many workers nationwide end up finding out that is not always the case.
If you’ve been injured in a workplace injury, finding the right Minnesota personal injury attorney should be a priority.
He or she can assist you in making sure those responsible for your physical and mental suffering are held accountable.
When meeting with a personal injury attorney in Minnesota, be sure to cover the following items:
- Accident details – First and foremost, how were you injured on the job? Did your employer have all the necessary safety precautions in place? Has your employer accepted responsibility for the accident?
- Workers compensation – Discuss with your personal injury attorney your rights to workers compensation in Minnesota. Also discuss with your attorney if you are aware or not as to whether your employer was properly insured. According to state law, all employers must either purchase workers comp insurance to provide benefits to their employees for work-related accidents or receive approval from the Minnesota Department of Commerce allowing self-insurance upon proof of the employer's financial ability to do so;
- Financial expenses – Depending on how serious the workplace injury was, you could be looking at substantial medical bills. Any negligent employer should be held responsible for such bills, especially if safety on the job was not enforced. If you’re out of work for a substantial period of time, your daily ability to take care of you and your family (if applicable) could be seriously hindered. Lastly, discuss the matter of whether or not you will be able to return to work at some point and time to earn a decent living.
Workplace injuries can end up being minor or quite severe.
Work with the best legal team to make sure your rights are enforced.